Lead Metering & Allocation Engineer
Work pattern : 5 / 2
1. Measurement & allocation subject matter expert
Functional subject matter expert for measurement and allocation, giving advice and support to front line especially for allocation and fiscal meters in order to have a reliable HPIM and allocation process.
2. Metering / measurements
Develop metering and measurement strategy for the team as well as approve and review of procedures and processes.
Routinely evaluate measurement technology for various process applications (especially fiscal and allocation) to enable effective process control, safeguarding, product quality, environmental and production performance monitoring.
Approve and advise suitable flow meters (e.g. turbine, positive displacement, orifice, coriolis, ultrasonic flow meteretc) and meter run configuration for the required measurement -
Approve / review / evaluate MPFM and wet gas metering systems
Approve / review / verify metering system software configuration / parameter selection (e.g. correct flow calculation, fluid property data, ...)
Subject matter expert, advice and assist asset to troubleshoot complex metering systems (e.g. flow meters, flow computers, tank gauging, weight / load cells, ...)
Assess performance of metering systems and implement corrective action to eliminate bad actors especially for meters used in allocation
Specify and evaluate validation / calibration method (including on line verification ) to meet performance standards, audit execution and assess results to determine if (any) corrective action is required
Develop and maintain the monitoring system for the health statuses of critical meters used especially in Fiscal and Allocation process.
Develop and implement the general concept of measurement uncertainties in flow rate measurements
Develop and implement the general principle of fluid property data and its effect on metering
Contribute to the development and / or revision of standards and practices for metering systems in Kashagan
Technical Authority and provide technical review and recommendation for peers
Diagnose and resolve significant complex and non-routine problems related to metering
Develop strategy and implement Metering management IT tool
Advice and participate and sometimes lead in the preparation of Measurement and Allocation Agreements - Auditing of M&A processes and equipment
Lead the monitoring calibration activities and maintaining the M&A data base.
3. Standards and Compliance
Interpret, apply and advice relevant standards, industry standards (e.g. ISO, API, ASTM, AGA, ...) and engineering calculations governing metering applications
Competence on doing fiscal allocations and determining the best allocation method for an asset.
Knowledge of metering, sampling, custody transfer and multiphase measurement and phase behaviour required. A general knowledge of topside facilities and process flow for separation and measurement is also required.
Ability to accomplish goals which require resources outside span of control
Ability to manage competing priorities to build ownership toward the asset and maximize results delivery
Ability to communicate effectively with management, external bodies, and all level of employees
Capability to work through others to achieve results while mentoring and developing staff competence
Skills to identify and implement effective courses of action to complete work and ensure achievement of departmental goals
Independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines Capability to manage projects and processes effectively
Bachelor’s Engineering degree from an accredited college or university (preferably Intrumentation).
Minimum 8 years experience in oil and gas industry specifically facilities engineering with an emphasis on metering, custody transfer, and multiphase flow measurement is an essential requirement.
Fluent written and spoken English, including a good understanding of technical English.
Computer literate and ability to analyse and present complex data, structures and processes in a concise manner.
Experience in working in the former Soviet Union or a Caspian region country is an advantage.
Previous supervisory experience is an advantage